I always forget that I enjoy historical fiction, its not a genre I automatically gravitate towards. But when I saw The Absinthe Earl pop up on NetGally, the cover grabbed my attention and then the synopsis sucked me right in; A historical fantasy, set in Ireland in the 1800’s, full of mythology, faeries and romance. Yes please. Continue reading “The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher”
Self-published fantasy month edition
Of course when I decide I’m going to join a start posting Top 5 Wednesdays on occasion, I pick the time it goes on hiatus for the summer (June, July, August). While there may be no new prompts, it means I get to explore some of the ones I have missed. For all the info you need to join, checkout the Goodreads group HERE. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday”
Self-Published fantasy month edition.
A weekly post where I can brag about my new books? Yes please. Granted I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything from my purchases, to NetGalley, gifts and books from authors.
For more information head over to Tynga’s Reviews.
I loved The Heart Of Stone, it’s a heart-wrenching book that just punches you in the face with brutality and feels, plus world building and characters that suck you right in. The hardest part about finishing THOS was the devastation of leaving Lesky and Task. I’m pretty sure in my review, which you can find HERE, I said that I hoped at some point Galley would write more in this world. There was such a treasure trove of characters and history that he could have gone forward or backwards in time and come up with something brilliant.
Well it turns out he already had, I just hadn’t found it yet. Continue reading “Shards – A Story of The Realm by Ben Galley”
‘She grinned in the dark and clutched her knife. The knife was always there. Touch of iron. Touch of home.’
I read a lot of fantasy. A LOT of fantasy. I like my fantasy dark. Give me a bleak world, give me a broken down government, give me heroes who are total badasses, who have a little psychopath in them. I like the morally grey. It takes a lot to shock me. Well Touch of Iron shocked the shit out of me. I had to put the book down and take a breather. It is violent, it’s bleak, it’s brutal. It’s fucking wonderful. Continue reading “Touch Of Iron by Timandra Whitecastle”
It’s back, and I’m almost prepared. This month long celebration of self-published fantasy began last year and I was super excited but a reading slump hit me in the face right as September started. Fingers crossed for a better attempt this year. A big thanks to Jason over at Off The TBR for coming up with it. Head over to his blog to see what he has planned. Continue reading “Self-Published Fantasy Month”
“And it was done; I no longer had a face. I wasn’t Constanter; I was Silverlegs, and in that moment I felt like I could take on an entire army.”
A Roman style setting, vicious, well written battle scenes, epic sword fights. A female mc who refuses to be used and abused. Hell yes. Fantasy has been spoiling me lately with some fantastic books and Silverlegs by Camilla Monk is another top notch read. (How badass is the title and cover by the way!!) Continue reading “Silverlegs part 1- Seeds of Rage by Camilla Monk”